Who Should I Start? - Week 17

Michael Thomas or Ezekiel Elliott

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EST
Ezekiel Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
at NYG, Sun 1pm EST
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 106-
Best Rank# 66-
Worst Rank# 162-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. CAR at NYG-
Matchup Rank88-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total190.5252.2-
Avg Game11.916.8-
Week 1616.910.9-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
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  Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Ezekiel Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. TB
17 tar, 16 rec, 180 yds, 1 td
at CAR
15 rush, 69 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 17 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. CLE
13 tar, 12 rec, 89 yds, 2 td
vs. NYG
17 rush, 78 yds, 1 td
6 tar, 5 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at ATL
10 tar, 10 rec, 129 yds, 0 td
at SEA
16 rush, 127 yds, 0 td
8 tar, 3 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at NYG
4 tar, 4 rec, 47 yds, 0 td
vs. DET
25 rush, 152 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 4 rec, 88 yds, 1 td
Week 5 vs. WAS
5 tar, 4 rec, 74 yds, 0 td
at HOU
20 rush, 54 yds, 0 td
7 tar, 7 rec, 30 yds, 0 td
Week 6BYE WEEK vs. JAC
24 rush, 106 yds, 1 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at BAL
9 tar, 7 rec, 69 yds, 1 td
at WAS
15 rush, 33 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 2 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
Week 8 at MIN
6 tar, 5 rec, 81 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 9 vs. LAR
15 tar, 12 rec, 211 yds, 1 td
vs. TEN
17 rush, 61 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 4 rec, 51 yds, 0 td
Week 10 at CIN
8 tar, 8 rec, 70 yds, 2 td
at PHI
19 rush, 151 yds, 1 td
7 tar, 6 rec, 36 yds, 1 td
Week 11 vs. PHI
4 tar, 4 rec, 92 yds, 1 td
at ATL
23 rush, 122 yds, 1 td
8 tar, 7 rec, 79 yds, 0 td
Week 12 vs. ATL
6 tar, 4 rec, 38 yds, 0 td
vs. WAS
26 rush, 121 yds, 1 td
6 tar, 5 rec, 22 yds, 0 td
Week 13 at DAL
8 tar, 5 rec, 40 yds, 0 td
vs. NO
23 rush, 76 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 6 rec, 60 yds, 1 td
Week 14 at TB
13 tar, 11 rec, 98 yds, 0 td
vs. PHI
28 rush, 113 yds, 0 td
13 tar, 12 rec, 79 yds, 0 td
Week 15 at CAR
9 tar, 7 rec, 49 yds, 0 td
at IND
18 rush, 87 yds, 0 td
8 tar, 7 rec, 41 yds, 0 td
Week 16 vs. PIT
13 tar, 11 rec, 109 yds, 1 td
vs. TB
18 rush, 85 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 5 rec, 24 yds, 0 td
Week 17 vs. CAR at NYG
  Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Ezekiel Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
2018 Points 
Week 122.014.6
Week 218.914.7
Week 312.911.8
Week 44.730.0
Week 57.48.4
Week 617.7
Week 712.94.2
Week 88.1
Week 927.111.2
Week 1019.030.7
Week 1115.226.1
Week 123.820.3
Week 134.019.6
Week 149.819.2
Week 154.912.8
Week 1616.910.9
Week 172.9
  Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Ezekiel Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
2018 Targets 
Week 1174
Week 2136
Week 3108
Week 444
Week 557
Week 61
Week 796
Week 86
Week 9155
Week 1087
Week 1148
Week 1266
Week 1386
Week 141313
Week 1598
Week 16136
Week 177
  Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EST
Ezekiel Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
at NYG, Sun 1pm EST
OUT
Expert 
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
Thomas has secured an NFL-high 120 receptions, but he may not get a chance to significantly bolster that tally. Locked into the NFC's top seed, the Saints could take it easy on him and other key starters to prepare for the postseason. While Sean Payton hasn't said if the receiver will rest, it seems likely with Teddy Bridgewater spelling Drew Brees. Thomas could either deliver another WR1 showing or a goose egg, so it's hard to treat him as a top-30 option due to the volatility. Reason will prevail. Contradicting calls for Jerry Jones to go all out, the Cowboys will give Elliott some well-deserved rest in Week 17. He averaged a gargantuan 25.4 touches and 133.4 total yards per game, clearing 100 in eight of the last nine. The Giants are one of the NFL's softest opponents against the run without Damon Harrison and Landon Collins, so Rod Smith is an appealing replacement and DFS flier.
Kevin Wheeler
NFL Mock
 Jerry Jones claiming DAL will play starters as normal even though they're locked into No. 4 seed. In 2016, he claimed same thing when they were locked into No. 1 seed. Dak two series, Zeke DNP, Dez 18 snaps.